Have you ever wondered how diplomats become diplomats? What training and skills does it take to work as an international Foreign Service officer? These are just some of the questions many people think about when looking at a career as a Foreign Service officer, or working internationally.

For many English speakers, Arabic is one of the most difficult languages to learn. While there are certainly valid reasons for this perception, there are just as many valid reasons why learning Arabic isn’t as hard as some may think. We’ve highlighted below some common reasons for the difficulty in learning Arabic, and reasons why learning Arabic is more accessible than you think.

Portuguese language learning has gained momentum, especially after the Rio Olympics. The increased demand for Portuguese language has got many wondering what the professional and career benefits for learning Portuguese really are.

A recent publication from, NAFSA (Association of International Educators) highlighted many different motivations for studying Arabic overseas many choosing to boost their career opportunities and to gain a better cultural appreciation.